Articles tagged "earth"

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Enormous chunks of alien planet Theia are buried beneath the Earth, research suggests

Scientists believe that around 4.5 billion years ago, a protoplanet called Theia collided with the Earth, sending debris into space that eventually formed the Moon. According to new research, the crash also likely left enormous chunks-- even millions of times larger...

April 11, 2021

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Earth is spinning faster than it has in 50 years, scientists reveal

The Earth has been spinning on its axis faster than it has in five decades, scientists around the world have revealed. 2020 already saw some of the shortest days recorded in history, with 2021 predicted to be even shorter. "It is certainly correct that the...

January 18, 2021

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Earth at aphelion on July 5, 2013

Since Earth`s orbit is an ellipse, on July 5, 2013 our planet will be on the farthest end of the curve, at the most distant point from the Sun. That is called aphelion. In Earth`s orbit the average distance from the Sun is roughly 150 million kilometers, but at

July 05, 2013

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New satellite views of Earth by night

The Earth never sleeps. The night is nowhere near as dark as most of us think. In fact, Earth is never really dark; it twinkles with lights from humans and nature. Away from human settlements, light still shines - wildfires and volcanoes rage, oil and gas wells burn

December 06, 2012

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One Earth - Re-Think Video

FACTS! One in five people live in extreme poverty One in seven people are undernourished One in seven people don’t have water to meet their basic needs One in six people live without electricity or with only erratic accessThere is only one Earth. Re-think

September 28, 2012

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Deep-sea volcanoes could also explode

Between 75 and 80% of all volcanic activity on Earth takes place at deep-sea, mid-ocean ridges. Most of these volcanoes produce effusive lava flows rather than explosive eruptions, both because the levels of magmatic gas (which fuel the explosions and are made up of...

March 29, 2011